Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.


Advance Directives

Georgia law gives competent adults the right to make choices about their own health care. This includes the right to choose medical care, to refuse certain care or to stop care altogether. Georgia law also lets you choose someone to make health care choices for you if you are unable or unwilling to do so.

What is an ‘Advance Directive’?

An advance directive is a legal form that lists your wishes about medical care and treatment. You may also name someone to make choices about your medical care and treatment if you can’t. These forms are called advance directives since they are written in advance of a serious illness, to let other people know your wishes. Before July 1, 2007, Georgia law recognized two kinds of ‘advance directives’: a Living Will and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.

Georgia law changed in 2007 to combine these two forms into one simple form called ‘Georgia Advance Directive For Health Care.’